Assignment 4 – due 18 july at 1500est
10 pages including references. Read project description carefully; especially grading rubic..
Objective: Students will prepare an interview methodology and outline complete with instructions for the examiner. This will incorporate aspects of the interview process specific to a digital forensics examination. This will include developing a base interview script for interviewing victims, potential perpetrators, and other sources that can help provide insight into the investigation. Consideration should be given to developing an outline that documents information obtained from an interview.
1. Develop and utilize a methodology for digital evidence collection, preservation, and analysis.
2. Develop incident response plan and procedures for a variety of digital forensic situations.
3. Evaluate environment for global/international influences and determine implications on forensic procedures.
5. Appraise appropriate digital forensic techniques for Network, Internet, and Cloud-based environments.
8. Incorporate validated forensic results into appropriate action plans, reporting, information sharing, and information archiving procedures.
Scenario: Your purpose is to develop a methodology to standardize the interview process for digital forensic examinations, as well as share information across incidents. The methodology should be adaptable to a variety of situations and circumstances, and should have the ability to be modified and improved. Outlining the methodology will provide for consistency in investigations, as well as helping to ensure that information and processes are not overlooked.
Deliverables: Develop an interview methodology for a digital forensic examination that includes instructions and definitions for the examiner. This could manifest itself as a series of forms and online resources. It is important that your product is readily available to an investigator (for example, an examiner may be in the field where web access isn’t possible). Be sure to include proper document support where appropriate. Deliverable should include an outline/overview of the methodology. Please make sure to look up the term ‘methodology’ if you are unfamiliar with it.
This assignment is worth 10 percent of your total grade.
Excellent A (90+)
Satisfactory B (80-89)
Needs Improvement (below 80)
Coverage of informational areas relative to interviews.
Comprehensive collection of interview information areas are thoroughly developed and logically presented. Response documentation capability is organized, flexible, and extensible.
Comprehensive collection of interview information areas are thoroughly developed and logically presented. Response documentation capabilities well organized.
Collection of interview information areas are presented. Response documentation capabilities included.
Adaptability of interview methodology.
Description of the methodology involved in the interview process is thoroughly developed and logically presented. Can be effectively incorporated for use in a variety of settings with little or no modification by the interviewer.
Description of the methodology involved in the interview process is sufficiently developed and logically presented.
Can be used in multiple settings.
Description of the methodology involved in the interview process is not sufficiently developed and/or logically presented. Design is inflexible.
Methodology format and efficiency.
Methodology and recording method is well organized and efficient. Care is taken to validate information and reduce the chance for error. Information is captured in a way that it can be efficiently shared across incidents.
Methodology and recording method is well organized and efficient. Care is taken to reduce the chance for error. Information is captured in a way that it can be shared across incidents.
Methodology and recording method is organized and efficient, but is lacking in one or more of the following areas: validation, reduction of errors, information sharing.
Quality of documented support (10%)
Assignment thoroughly incorporates the appropriate references in the literature. Correct APA format.
Assignment applies the appropriate references in the literature. Correct APA format.
The scope of the research presented in the assignment is inadequate. Errors in APA format.
The content is well organized with clear transitions among major subtopics.
The content is generally well organized with some improvement possible in transitioning among subtopics.
The organization of the content is confusing without clear transitions among subtopics.
Writing style (5%)
Graduate level writing is reflected throughout the paper, including accurate spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure.
Writing is acceptable, a few errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and/or sentence structure.
Writing does not meet graduate standards. Unacceptable number of errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and/or citation format.
Overall Quality (5%)
Above average relative to rest of class.
Approximately class average.
Below class average.